There is no doubt that Burford Capital Limited (BUR) ticks all the boxes.

Burford Capital Limited (NYSE: BUR) stock fell -2.02% on Monday to $14.55 against a previous-day closing price of $14.85. With 0.58 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.67 million shares. During the session, the Asset Management company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $14.73 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $14.44. The 52-week range on BUR shows that it touched its highest point at $17.70 and its lowest point at $6.09 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $18.68. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.31.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of BUR was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -11.01%, but this was up by 8.66% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 14.84% while six-month performance rose 115.56%. The stock gained 76.58% in the past year, while it has gained 78.53% so far this year.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 218.96 million BUR shares are outstanding with a float of 200.24 million shares on hand for trading. On Aug 30, 2023, short shares totaled 2.17 million, which was 0.99% higher than short shares on Jul 30, 2023. In addition to Mr. Christopher P. Bogart as the firm’s CEO & Director, Mr. Daniel Hall serves as its Co-Founder, MD & Co-Heads of EMEA.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 64.57% of BUR’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.

An Overview of Recent Financials:

Understanding a company as a customer does not mean you will understand it as an investor. The wise investor uses quantitative research to analyze metrics such as revenue, net income, and earnings. It generated -$77.78M net income for the quarter, which came to -$64.98M over the last twelve months.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for BUR since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With BUR analysts setting a high price target of $24.00 and a low target of $18.74, the average target price over the next 12 months is $20.87. Based on these targets, BUR could surge 64.95% to reach the target high and rise by 28.8% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 43.44% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded BUR stock several times over the past three months with 1 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 7,500 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 31 while that of sell transactions has remained unmoved to 0 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 2,169,060 while 0 shares were sold.

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